In the near future, there is an energy crisis on Earth. The Cloverfield Station with a multinational crew will test the Shepard particle accelerator expecting to generate energy for all countries solving the energy problem. However, the experiment goes wrong, damages the station and opens a portal to another dimension with a parallel Earth. They also find a woman entwined with wires behind a bulkhead of the station and they learn she worked in an identical Cloverfield Station in another dimension. Now the scientists need to find a way to return to their own dimension.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is the first Cloverfield film confirmed to be associated with the franchise before its marketing campaign started. Cloverfield (2008) was only named so after its teaser was released in July 2007 (only with the tagline "In theaters 01-18-08"), and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) was originally called "Valencia" until its trailer went public in January 2016, two months before its theatrical release. See more »
When the crew realizes they're on the opposite side of the Sun from the Earth, some of them propose to "call a Shuttle". Earth-Sun distance is between 146 and 152 millions Km, so, if they are still in the orbit of the Earth around the Sun, but Earth is at the opposite side, it's an average of 300 millions Km.
The Space Shuttle was designed for Low Earth Orbit Mission, the maximum it has flown is an altitude of 580 Km from the Earth. It physically cannot hold enough fuel to get to the Moon, even using all his cargo capability, so it's impossible for a space shuttle to access any meaningful gravitational slingshot to acquire the velocity needed to cover 300 millions Km. Also, this takes in consideration only the energy required to reach the destination, but not cover the energy required to stop the Shuttle (which must be equal to the energy spent to reach the very high speed needed to reach the station), and the energy needed to go back to Earth and slow down enough not to burn in Earth's atmosphere.
TLDR: It's completely impossible for a Space Shuttle to reach a Space Station at 300 millions km on the opposite side of Earth's orbit, let alone coming back in a single piece on Earth. Trained astronauts should be very aware of this. See more »
When the movie premiered on Netflix, the Netflix logo appeared before the Bad Robot logo at the start of the film. When the movie was released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Paramount Pictures, the Netflix logo was replaced by the Paramount logo which still runs before the Bad Robot logo. See more »
Don't Sweat the Technique
Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier) & Rakim (as William Griffin)
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Well, about 30 minutes in and you realize why Paramount decided to release via Netflix.
I don't think anyone who loved cloverfield will be particularly taken by this film. And to those people who felt cloverfield lane was a bait and switch, they will really feel betrayed by this film.
The acting in this film is respectable. The effects, set and the like are fine. But the dull plot is not overcome by having a single character to care about.
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